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Monday, November 24, 2014

Christi Parsons, David S. Cloud
Tribune Newspapers
President Obama's decision to authorize a wider U.S. military role in Afghanistan next year was a pragmatic one, a recognition that as much as he would like it to be so, the fighting in Afghanistan is not over.
Michael Crowley
President Barack Obama has ruled out sending a large ground force to the fight against the Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant, but support is growing in Congress for dispatching small numbers of U.S. troops near the front lines of combat against the militant group.
John Harwood
The New York Times
In March 1997, two congressmen proposed a welfare law so detailed that it had 77 sections. Within a month it sailed through the House by voice vote.